Category Archives: Gracie X Zee
“says Oh Yeah!”
Here is Kula doing what he loves, swimming after sticks in the river, even when the water gets cold, he is keen for a swim! He is super good at navigating the currents and rapids and knows the commands right or left when he loses track of a stick and I can direct him from the shore!
~Pilikia and Kula Bleu
We figured Kula must be old enough to drive now, so we got him and Pilikia a van to drive around….. Brent
This is not the first Weim Crime pair at the wheel. You might remember Ilsa and Indi the two Blue sisters who borrowed the camper while Mom and Dad went on vacation. Pilikia and Kula Bleu’s ride is pretty upscale, but the idea has not changed. Thanks for the fabulous share!
Cannot Get Enough
Kula can not get enough of the river and fetching sticks! when we go for a walk he practically drags me to the river to go for a swim, although when we are at the ocean, he hates the water because I think of the waves…..
Pilikia Has a Different Agenda
Pilikia will swim, but only if we are going to the other side of the river and she will follow. She has no interest in fetching sticks, unless her brother has it in his mouth, then she will try to steal it!
They both swim. One does it when she ( Pilikia ) deems it necessary. Otherwise, Kula can do the work. (funny) The Weimaraner is the type when they get an idea it is often an obsession. For those wanting an avid swimmer, it is important to get the idea ingrained early. Below from an uncommon casual Sunday morning–when winter was our blog topic.
~ new playmate for our Izzy
Izzy has a new friend Hank. Our new neighbors have brought him over to play with Izzy.
I have included a poem written by Hanks 11-year-old co-owner, Avery. She has granted me permission to share it with you–and you can put it on the blog if you choose.
~an original continuation poem by Avery.
Silver dog with eyes of blue
I cannot start to describe
You, but for starters that I can’t start
Your eyes, they seem alive!
Yes, little sapphires, or copper
Or gold, your eyes have plenty to behold
In the dark your eyes shine bright
Though it seems like daytime, it is night
And your fur, this poem’s name,
Hides you when you’re hunting game
BUT GLEAMS when in open, like the moon
And across your body; is silkily strewn.
We appreciate you asking to share this poem. Thank you for as well for the photos of the two romping and playing. Of course, we love that Izzy has a new Gray Ghost neighbor playmate. She looks as spry as ever. What a girl!?! We are slightly biased.
Izzy does like her comfort no kennel for us three Weim’s
Cliff and Shela believe in the crate; however, many people opt to live without using one. Your lifestyle can dictate what is possible. Nevertheless, for those starting out with a puppy, many problems are solved by crate-training. The person new to this breed might wonder why. So many have written us over the years telling us how they tried the crate for the first time and once they got past the idea, it was a lifesaver.
No one can say they will never have to leave their Weimaraner. It is an excellent idea; however, in theory, you don’t know what will happen next. Many a Weim would be alive or have avoided being dropped at a shelter were they crate-trained. We will forego those stories.
To balance this thought–these folks (Izzy’s family) are skilled (and long time) Weimaraner folks. They are pointing out that the Weims enjoy the comfort afforded to everyone–human and Weimaraner.
Being crate trained doesn’t mean a Weimaraner doesn’t use the bed, the sofa, or lounge around the house. This idea is tossed about by sporting dog enthusiasts who make a habit of using the outdoor kennel for their dog’s living quarters. You know–they want a dog in the yard, ready when they want to hunt or recreate together. The idea is the Weimaraner is relegated in theory to other than the house. That means they will not be on the furniture, the bed, or whatever. We (Weimlovers) know that is not a doable plan. Wherever you are to (inside or out) the Weimaraner is never happier than when they are closeby. They are not going to become an excellent family companion with this outdoor kennel approach. If this is your idea of life with the dog, then you should look at another breed. Some are more suited to it than others–especially the Ultra Velcro Weimaraner.
Izzy and Company
We discussed a family considering a third Weimaraner. Here you see what Susan called a Three Weim Night. She has one every night at her home. Izzy on the right is an OwyheeStar — the youngest of the group.
Susan First Wrote
Izzy is the one in the middle
A few minutes later Susan wrote back
Oops–Izzy is on the right; it does get confusing.
Three Gray Ghost Dogs
It is a bit like having triplets. It is easy to get mixed up. Each is unique and at the same time, they still have the Weimaraner thing happening. The various quirks and quandaries prevail, and they are never happier than when they are with you.
Pilikia & Kula Bleu
Pilikia ripping around the yard
Santa Cruz, CA
Pilikia joined your family as a young girl. Kula was already an integral part of the household as well as the family lifestyle. She has never known being the solo Weimaraner; therefore, it must have seemed very odd to her. She might feel like a fish out of the water. As you understand, these guys are creatures of habit. They like routine and companionship. Thank you for sharing this story with us. It is a very fun post.
Breeder’s Comment — We appreciate Kula Bleu’s family. They are a great OwyheeStar two Weim family. Kula Bleu –lest we forget this is not the first time featured in a publication. (Click here to see an old, but fabulous, Kula Bleu blog post–he was in the Whole Dog Journal.) His Silver Gray Ghost sister (Pilikia ) was recently on the OwyheeStar Blog. We have included a few more links you might want to check out that feature Kula Bleu and Pilikia. Finally, you will find a slideshow featuring a few snapshots of this dynamic duo.